Children Exposed to Violence

 

Every year, millions of children and adolescents in the United States are victimized and exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Child victims of or witnesses to violence may suffer devastating consequences beyond physical harm, which may include attachment difficulties, regressive behavior, anxiety, depression, and aggression. When these problems go unaddressed, children are at greater risk for school failure, substance abuse, repeat victimization, delinquency, gang involvement, and criminal behavior during adulthood. In short, mitigating children’s exposure to violence is central to breaking the cycle of violence.

The Children Exposed to Violence program builds on and incorporates the knowledge gained through research, programs, and demonstration initiatives that have addressed the problem of children exposed to violence over the past decade. The Program features a comprehensive effort to identify successful policies and practices that address the trauma and harm that children exposed to violence experience in their homes, communities, and schools. The Program supports prevention, intervention, treatment, and community organizing strategies to implement a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, which have been exposed to violence. The ultimate goals of the Children Exposed to Violence Program is to reduce the severity of violence, reduce the frequency of violence, reduce the short- and long-term traumatic impact of violence, increase community safety and accountability, improve the response to children exposed to violence, improve the safety and well-being of children, and create a national dialogue on the issue of children exposed to violence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.818
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Pub. L. No. 113-235; 128 Stat. 2130, 2193.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Program supports prevention, intervention, treatment, and community organizing strategies to implement a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, which have been exposed to violence.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The Program features a comprehensive effort to identify successful policies and practices that address the trauma and harm that children exposed to violence experience in their homes, communities, and schools.
Credentials/Documentation
Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 180 days.
Appeals
For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, See 28 CFR 18.
Renewals
Contact program office for renewal information.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are available specifically to achieve the objectives of the Children Exposed to Violence Program. Use of the funds may be in support of prevention, intervention, treatment, and community organizing strategies to implement a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, who have been exposed to violence. 100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation. As this is a discretionary grant programs, 100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. Cash reports are not applicable. Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports. Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports. To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work. Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports. To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.
Records
See 2 C.F.R . § 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be awarded for a 36 to 48 month project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Catherine Pierce U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Catherine.Pierce@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-3637 Fax: 202-353-9093
Website Address
http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0404-0-1-754.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $8,000,000; FY 15 est $8,000,000; and FY 16 est $23,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards may range up to $2.5 million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Children Exposed to Violence Program solicitations, Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), , applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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